@VanArman’s bitGANs collection is an extremely interesting experiment. It is in fact a series of animations generated by a GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) trained on 8-bit Pixel Art. For each set there is a theme, in this case the color and its experimentation.
The work visually presents itself as a GIF loop in which the silhouette of a skull expands, distorts and fill itself with a tint that uses the color scheme of a heat map. In the background, a pattern of skulls appears only for a few moments. A project that, in full glitch-art style, captivates and disturbs, forcing the viewer to observe again and again, in search for new elements to interpretate the work of the artificial intelligence that produced it.
@VanArman is an A.I. Artist, focused on the deconstruction of the artistic process. For more than fifteen years he has been teaching his machines to paint and create visuals, pushing them more and more towards their aesthetic independence. The exponential growth of the generative capabilities of machines has led them to be more than just a tool, but rather an inspiration for the artist’s creativity, as well as possessing “a creativity of their own”.